Aston Martin DBX SUV revealed with official camo set

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Aston Martin have began testing of the upcoming Aston Martin DBX SUV. The very sporty utility vehicle will be called the DBX when it goes on sale in about a year.

The profile gets a raked windshield, sloping roofline and a rising hemline - a prerequisite of all new coupe SUVs but Aston Martin has lent its unique touch with a deck-lid mounted spoiler that might remind you of some yesteryear Porsches.

It'll be produced at Aston Martin Lagonda's St Athan facility, which is also located in Wales.

As these official "spy photos" show, Aston Martin's long anticipated SUV will boast a silhouette that could nearly be mistaken for an F-Pace or Levante - with, perhaps, the exception of that peculiar duckbill at the rear.

Whether or not 007 will head for the woods in one in his next film is yet to be seen, but it would make for a great chase scene.

Aston Martin released pictures of a DBX prototype performance testing on gravel roads near its new plant in Wales. Naturally, this includes impressive multi-terrain and towing capabilities as befits a state-of-the-art SUV. It was being put through its paces on the Welsh Rally stage this year in the hands of the company's Chief Engineer, Matt Becker.

Aston Martin could create "beautiful dimensions" for the DBX because designers were not limited by using a shared platform when building the auto, Palmer said. Unlike the DBX concept which was merely a sportscar with jacked up ride height, the product version will adopt a conventional five-door body style with steeply raked rear windshield.

Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Andy Palmer.

The production version of the DBX is set to be unveiled in the final quarter of 2019.

It has been officially confirmed that the SUV will wear the DBX badge.

The DBX is keenly awaited by Aston Martin dealers in the key markets of the United Kingdom and US, said Max Warburton, an analyst for Bernstein Research.

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